Jenny McCarthy always irritated me, that stupid blonde act, the stupid show on MTV and then she started dating that stupid Jim Carrey. But this US Weekly article about how she cured, oh excuse me, "recovered", her son from autism really made me grit my teeth. First of all, why is this a story NOW? According to this she "recovered" him 3 years ago. Secondly, who does she think she is? The language she uses is a tad grandiose. Some direct quotes, this one to God "you fix my boy, you show me the way and I'll teach the world". Are you fucking kidding me??? She spreading God's word? I guess it in a way it makes sense, He did always take to whores (remember Mary Magdelene?). And how about this one "I'm doing it, I'm pulling him out!" about his recovery. According to this article all she did was restrict dairy and wheat and let him watch Nickelodeon. Wow, that's some miracle worker there, let's start the petition to make her a saint. And then about her son getting the MMR shot and setting the future in motion "I felt a chill. It was like I was watching destiny happen, loss of eye contact, loss of language.". Give me a BREAK! That happened all in that one second it took to give the kid a shot??
I have to say there are a lot of people out there that have kids with autism (and worse) who are not being "recovered" and to hear her crow about her victory seems a little like mud in their eye. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad her son is better, but is printing an interview like this in a gossip magazine the best way to reach people? All her statistics are disputed by the CDC, and quite frankly this quote seems to make the most sense in the whole article, "Rates (of autism) have gone up since the early 1990's, possibly due to increased diagnosis.". Even she said that her son was misdiagnosed in the beginning, so can't this be true as a more general statement and not due to the MMR shot alone? And the kicker to this whole "recovery" is that she didn't even figure this out herself, she got all her information from a website! As I said, I'm glad her son is ok, and that she's happy but seriously, enough about this "I'm showing you the way of God" crap, it's not like she cured autism the disease, she just did what any other parent would do in this situation, she cared for her kid. A lot of other mothers and fathers have done the same, why aren't we putting them up on a cover too?